| May 6, 2015
| 2:37 PM
After spending a year in Central Illinois pitching for the independent Frontier League Normal CornBelters last year, Cougars pitcher Ethan Elias went back home to Canada not knowing where he would spend 2015.
In February, he flew to Arizona to throw a...
| May 4, 2015
| 2:16 PM
The sounds of a train pulling into the station next to Silver Cross Field and Engine No. 1 leaving the firehouse beyond the left-field wall have been rejoined by the crack of the bat in batting practice.
Spring training is underway for the 2015 Joliet...
| May 2, 2015
| 7:09 PM
GARY — Having done his homework and seeking an opportunity, Josh Henderson drove from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia to participate in the RailCats' tryout at the Steel Yard.
And the former Dodgers farmhand impressed enough on Saturday to...
| May 2, 2015
| 4:51 PM
Windy City ThunderBolts manager Ron Biga feels he has 20 quality pitchers with the team for spring training.
So the biggest battles to make the final roster will take place on the mound over the next two weeks.
"We're really happy with the group of...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 5:51 PM
Back in 2013, Cougars designated hitter Steve McQuail was taking his hacks down the road, one of the stars on the Schaumburg Boomers' Frontier League championship team.
In a season and a half for the Boomers, McQuail hit 40 home runs, winning the...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 8:26 PM
Five Notre Dame pitchers combined on a five-hitter as the Irish beat visiting Valparaiso University 6-0 on Wednesday.
Nolan Lodden was 2-for-4 for VU (10-17).
RailCats acquire two pitchers: The RailCats traded right-hander Stephen Bougher to Lake Erie...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 6:01 PM
Three position players who ended the season in their lineup. Zero starting pitchers from their four-man rotation.
Those are the likely returning numbers for the RailCats, about a month away from the start of their American Association season.
| Apr 3, 2015
| 8:38 AM
If you love baseball but your wallet can't handle taking the family to a major league game, there are plenty of other options.
The Chicago suburbs are home to six professional baseball teams that aren't the Cubs or the White Sox.
In addition to not...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 4:28 PM
It's a familiar story line in Angels camp. Pitcher goes undrafted out of college, signs as a free agent, works at various off-season jobs to augment meager minor league income, comes out of nowhere to win big league roster spot.
Only this time, it's not...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 1:23 PM
NORMAL - The Normal CornBelters baseball team announced Monday that baseball legend Pete Rose will join the coaching staff for the July 9 home game against the Schaumburg Boomers.
The game that day will begin at 6:35 p.m. with the gates opening at an...
| Jul 8, 2014
Former Lehigh pitching standout Colin Gotzon signed a professional contract with the Joliet Slammers of the independent Frontier League. Gotzon emerged in 2014 as Lehigh’s No. 1 weekend starter in his senior season and helped the Mountain Hawks to...